Tuesday, May 27, 2008

ARCHAEOLOGIST BYRON MCCANE is profiled by GoUpstate.com:
Biblical digs breathe life into class for Wofford’s Indiana Jones
Published: Monday, May 26, 2008 | Updated: 6:35 am

When Byron McCane’s daughter was 9 years old, she and some friends were watching “Raiders of the Lost Ark” when he overheard one of the girls say, “Isn’t your dad an archaeologist like Indiana Jones?”

“Yeah,” McCane’s daughter said. “Same stuff.”

McCane is the Albert C. Outler professor and chair of the religion department at Wofford College. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Duke University.

His book, “Roll Back the Stone: Death and Burial in the World of Jesus,” has positioned him as a leading authority on early Christian burial customs.